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Hotarutei

the closest fine dining restaurant to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Key features

  • Nearby Snow Monkey Park
  • Traditional Japanese Restaurant
  • Fine Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Parking for Large Buses
  • Private Rooms
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Wi-Fi
  • International Credit Card Accepted

Station

Snow Monkey Park Bus Stop2mins on foot
Yudanaka Station15mins by Bus
JR Nagano Station50mins by Bus

Surrounding Attractions

Snow monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop 5 min on foot
Snow monkey Park 30 mins on foot
Shiga Kogen 25 mins by Bus

Hotarutei

the closest fine dining restaurant to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Key features

  • Nearby Snow Monkey Park
  • Traditional Japanese Restaurant
  • Fine Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Parking for Large Buses
  • Private Rooms
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Wi-Fi
  • International Credit Card Accepted
Housed in a 160-year old traditional mansion, Hotaru-tei is the closest fine dining restaurant to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and one of the most beautiful restaurants in the region. Serving an enticing menu of traditional Japanese cuisine, Hotaru-tei has quickly established itself as a favorite destination for both international visitors and local residents. Serving a traditional Japanese menu including warming ‘nabe’ hotpot, tempura, wagyu beef along with sushi and sashimi sets, Hotaru-tei provides an outstanding dining experience within walking distance of the monkey park.
Open every day from 11AM to 3PM, Hotaru-tei offers diners the chance to enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine while visiting the world-famous Snow Monkeys. The distinctive façade of the restaurant draws immediate attention when walking to the park, ideally-positioned nearby the public and express bus stops at Kanbayashi Onsen. Once inside, visitors then discover the beautiful aesthetic and tranquil atmosphere of the traditional mansion.

Hotaru-tei’s menu is crafted to provide diners with traditional dining experience. Sourcing seafood directly from the nearby coastal markets of Niigata and locally-sourced vegetables and meat from the surrounding farms of Nagano, Hotaru-tei prides itself of delivering an outstanding food experience. Chef-selected sushi and sashimi, wagyu beef, varied tempura sets, and nabe (hotpot) served in the historic surroundings of restaurant are sure to make an impression.

Converted in 2018 for use as a restaurant, Hotaru-tei offers mixed dining spaces including private and large multi-table rooms. The restaurant’s adjacent parking area can be reserved for tour coaches and private buses, making Hotaru-tei a preferred destination for tour operators.

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Recommended Highlights from Snow Monkey Resorts

Fine Dining Experience Nearby the Snow Monkey Park

Fine Dining Experience Nearby the Snow Monkey Park

Located within easy walk of the trail leading to the monkey park, Hotau-tei offers guests an unmatched dining experience.

Enticing Winter Lunch Sets Available

Enticing Winter Lunch Sets Available

Serving set lunches including tempura, sukiyaki, nigiri sushi and udon, Hotaru-tei’s winter menu will keep you warm and well-fed in winter.

Experience the Heritage & Beauty of a Traditional ‘Kominka’

Experience the Heritage & Beauty of a Traditional ‘Kominka’

Known as a ‘kominka’ in Japanese, the restaurant is housed in a 160-year old traditional mansion – a beautiful setting in which to enjoy lunch.

Enjoy Dining at Hotaru-tei on a Snow Monkey Winter Tour

Enjoy Dining at Hotaru-tei on a Snow Monkey Winter Tour

Operating from December until May, our popular Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour treats guests to a warming lunch at Hotaru-tei.

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News / Info

Nearby the Local & Express Bus Stop at the Snow Monkey Park

Nearby the Local & Express Bus Stop at the Snow Monkey Park

Hotaru-tei is only moments away from the local and express bus stops servicing Kanbayashi Onsen and the Snow Monkey Park.

Reservations Available

Reservations Available

Table bookings can be made by phone on the same day or in advance.

Spacious Dining Area & Private Rooms

Spacious Dining Area & Private Rooms

Hotaru-tei offers mixed spaces including a large dining area – well-suited to tour groups – along with private rooms.

Dedicated Bus Parking – Perfect for Tour Groups

Dedicated Bus Parking – Perfect for Tour Groups

Tour groups using large buses can reserve a parking spot at the restaurant’s dedicated parking area.

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Access

Station

Snow Monkey Park Bus Stop2mins on foot
Yudanaka Station15mins by Bus
JR Nagano Station50mins by Bus

Surrounding Attractions

Snow monkey Resorts Info & Gift Shop 5 min on foot
Snow monkey Park 30 mins on foot
Shiga Kogen 25 mins by Bus